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གཤེད་བྱེད། | Glossary of Terms

    གཤེད་བྱེད།

    gshed byed

    kṛtya

  • Term
Publications: 6
Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Kṛtya
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtya

A spirit one can request, by making offerings, to destroy others. Usually female, with this sūtra having the sole instance of a male entity. There are also references to humans who have this power.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Kṛtyā
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtyā

A generally malevolent class of semi-divine being.

Translation by Gregory Forgues · Rolf Scheuermann
  • Kṛtyā
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtyā

A kind of female evil spirit or sorceress.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Kṛtya
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtya

A class of spirit beings typically associated with violent sorcery rites.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Kṛtya
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtya
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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Kṛtya
  • གཤེད་བྱེད།
  • gshed byed
  • kṛtya

A class of evil spirits.